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Boscombe Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Boscombe Pier Surf Guide

Boscombe Pier on the South Coast is a fairly exposed beach/pier break that only works once in a while. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the north. Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous. In November 2009 this spot became Europe's first artificial reef made from sand bags at a cost of £3M. It aimed to improve the shape and quality of the waves in swell conditions of 0.5m or above and increase the length of Boscombe's characteristically short rides. However a report in May 2010 concluded that the artificial reef produced the "wrong type of waves" that are too hard to ride.

Boscombe Pier Spot Info

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Surfing Boscombe Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at Boscombe Pier occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

United Kingdom wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Boscombe Pier sea temperature, Boscombe Pier photographs, Boscombe Pier detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Boscombe Pier webcams, current wind from South Coast live weather stations and Boscombe Pier tide predictions. The United Kingdom swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United Kingdom and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United Kingdom wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Boscombe Pier

Boscombe Pier Surf:

Monday, 13 July 2020, 20:18 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 3 4 4 9
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 20
WSW 20
WSW 20
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

For Bournemouth, England, 2 km from Boscombe Pier.

IS AT (local time)

Boscombe Pier Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Boscombe Waverider, 1 km from Boscombe Pier.


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Current weather near Boscombe Pier

Buoy Data:

At Boscombe Waverider, 1 miles from Boscombe Pier.

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Data Age 5 hr 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr
Wave height (m) 0.4
Dominant period (s) 2.4 2.7 3.0 3.0

All wavebuoys around Boscombe Pier

Overall Boscombe Pier Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July


Surf stats for Boscombe Pier: see the swell variation by month.

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Wind stats for Boscombe Pier: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Boscombe Pier photo

Boscombe Pier

Photo credit: Sponger66

Boscombe Pier Location Maps

Boscombe Pier Location Map

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Tide stations nearest to Boscombe Pier:

  • Closest tide station
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    3 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    6 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    9 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    13 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Boscombe Pier is Bournemouth Airport (BOH) in England, 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Boscombe Pier is Southampton Airport (SOU), also in England, 43 km (27 miles) away.
  • Third is Yeovilton Airport (YEO) in U.k., 65 km (40 miles) away.
  • Lyneham Airport (LYE) in U.k. is 88 km (55 miles) away.
  • Bristol Airport (BRS) in England is the fifth nearest airport to Boscombe Pier and is 96 km (60 miles) away.
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